Category Archives: General

February BRIDG Meeting Recap

Last week, we held our February Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting. Almost 200 records professionals from across the Federal Government attended in person or watched our live stream. One of our goals for this year is to provide summaries … Continue reading

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Selecting Appropriate Formats for Transfer

We frequently receive questions from agencies about what to do when they have records in formats not listed in our revised Transfer Guidance NARA Bulletin 2014-04. The revised guidance greatly expanded the number of formats acceptable for use when transferring … Continue reading

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Records Management of Social Media and Electronic Records

We have been receiving questions about the records management responsibilities for content created in social media and through the use of electronic messages. We would like to remind Federal agencies that we have issued guidance on both of these topics: … Continue reading

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RM Reporting Period Open

Yesterday we opened the records management reporting period, covering activities for 2016. The period runs from January 9, 2017, to March 17, 2017. Agencies should have already received additional communications with full details and instructions from our office. This year, we are … Continue reading

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Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records

We sent the following message to Federal agencies this morning. MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCIES CONTACTS: Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records at the End of the Administration Agencies must identify and manage all Federal records on agency websites in accordance with … Continue reading

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Agency Records Management Training Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Agency Records Management Training Requirements Bulletin. The Bulletin specifies how often agency records management training must be administered, who must complete the training, and identifies mandatory content areas. The Bulletin provides … Continue reading

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Records Management Guidance for the Presidential Transition

As we have passed election day, the Federal Government is now in transition mode. The inauguration of a new President means not only a new administration in the White House, but also new senior staff across the Federal Government. During … Continue reading

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Agency Action needed for 2017 Annual Move

The 2017 Annual Move is well underway and for the 165 agencies who have records eligible to move, the deadline to submit transfers is rapidly approaching.  On October 1st, 8,473 transfer requests were loaded into ERA representing 87,142 cubic feet … Continue reading

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Social Media Guidance now in DYPS

We are pleased to announce we have added social media account guidance to our web publication, Documenting Your Public Service (DYPS). This guidance builds on NARA Bulletin 2014-02: Guidance on Managing Social Media Records and our Social Media Capture White … Continue reading

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